Breaking: Rams with excitement Inked a three-year deal worth $51 million on the first day of the legal tampering period.

Jonah Jackson probably wasn’t lacking suitors when free agency began in March. He quickly signed a three-year deal worth $51 million with the Los Angeles Rams on the first day of the legal tampering period, a huge splash by Les Snead and Sean McVay shortly after the market opened.

The Rams are a great place for any free agent to start their career because of their strong coaching staff and Southern California location, but Matthew Stafford was the main reason that lured Jackson to Los Angeles.
In an interview with D’Marco Farr and J.B. Long, Jackson stated that Stafford was the main factor in his decision to choose the Rams.

“It definitely came down to a few teams but here, obviously, the weather is absolutely incredibly. Every day is beautiful. But, No. 9,” Jackson said. “I had Matthew my rookie year and I knew what he brought to the table and I knew he could bring us all the way.

And from the outside looking in, we had a lot of carryover in Detroit and I got along well with those guys. Greg, Brad (Holmes), Jared (Goff) and they all loved it out here and I figured they’re my kind of guys.”

Jackson is still recovering from a knee injury sustained late in the previous season, so he isn’t quite at full speed yet, but once the season launches, he will play a significant role in the Rams offense. He’s a big man along the offensive line, both literally and figuratively, at 6-foot-4 and 315 pounds.

He’ll be the starting left guard next to Steve Avila, who’s moved to center, helping protect Stafford once again after he did the same as a rookie in 2020. That year, he played 1,006 snaps and allowed five sacks, but since then, he’s given up just six sacks in the last three seasons.

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